East New Britain

Message from Tavolo villagers: “We did not sign SABL”

Pepetua Marangona, Tavolo village, Pomio

Source: Scott Waide, My Land, My Country

Tavolo village in Pomio, East New Britain, is a place not many in Waigani know about.

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Pomio landowners petition against SABL logging

Landowners in the Pomio district of East New Britain have petitioned the government [see pdf file below] calling on them not to authorise logging in a new concession area on their their land as part of the Sigite-Mukus Integrated Rural Development Project. 

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PNG PM Peter O'Neill imas stretim SABL promis

Picture: Ol bagarap em logging i kamapim long PNG 

Source: Radio Australia

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PNG na ENB Gavman ino kia tumas long pipal

Wanpla papa graon itok tupla gavman i sapotim tumas ol foran logging kampani em oli wok aninit long SABL

Source: ABC Radio Australia

Logging long Papua New Guinea (Credit: Audience Submitted) 

Papua New Guinea gavman na East New Britain provincial gavman isave halvim tumas ol logging kampani na ino care tumas long ol liklik pipal.

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Court orders extension to ban on Rimbunan Hijau logging in Pomio

The National Court sitting in Kimbe has ordered an extension to the ban on any forest related activities by logging giant Rimbunan Hijau in its contested SABL lease areas in the Pomio District of East New Britain.

The extension was ordered at a hearing on Monday. The original orders were granted on November 16 - as reported below. The matter will return to court later this month.

Source: PNG Exposed

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Landowners kick out mine developer

Source: PNG Mine Watch

LANDOWNERS of the Sinivit gold mine in East New Britain Province will be meeting with developer representatives and government officials today to iron out issues between all parties.

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Papua New Guinea set to decide on RH logging renewal

Source: Radio Australia

Papua New Guinea’s National Forest Board will consider a Malaysian company's bid to continue to logging virgin rainforest in order to plant palm oil.

Papua New Guinea's National Forest Board will consider a Malaysian company's bid to continue to logging virgin rainforest in order to plant palm oil.

The clear-felling around Pomio on the island of East New Britain has been hotly contested by some locals, as well as international groups like Greenpeace and Global Witness.

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Leaders Control Land

Source: Post Courier

QAQET (Baining) leaders of East New Britain have vowed to be united in thier stand regarding economical high impact projects on thier traditional land. This was made known in a meeting held lastweek at the Five Station conference room in Kokopo, and organised by the provincial administrator's office.

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Seabed Miners sign with East New Britain


Source: PNG Loop

Nautilus Minerals Ltd has signed an agreement with the East New Britain Provincial Government to strengthen the partnership between the two parties.

Nautilus Minerals country manager Mel Togolo in a statement said the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signified the commitment to and the continuation of a positive working relationship between the ENB Provincial Government and Nautilus Minerals.

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